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AVON VIEW

Composer: H. Elliott Button

Born: August 8, 1861, Clevedon, Somerset, England. Died: Circa August 1925, Hampstead, England. Button’s father was master of a private school, and excelled as an organist. Elliot was a self taught musician, and besides being solo alto at Holy Trinity Church, Upper Chelsea, was a pianist, organist, and violinist. He was also at one time was an editor for the Novello publishing company. He harmonized a number of tunes in The Primitive Meth­od­ist Hymnal Supplement with Tunes (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1912), and edited the third series of the Bristol Tune Book. Sources: Cowan, p. 201 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com)  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: AVON VIEW
Composer: H. Elliott Button (1904)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

O Where Is He That Trod the Sea?

O where is He that trod the sea,
O where is He that spake,
And demons from their victims flee,
The dead their slumbers break;
The palsied rise in freedom strong,
The dumb men talk and sing,
And from blind eyes, benighted long
Bright beams of morning spring?

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